Hungary’s capital, Budapest, is a rising star in the culinary world and this year is hosting the European heat of the Bocuse d’Or, which is known as the Olympic Games for chefs.
Hungary also boasts several Michelin-starred restaurants. A team from one of them – Onyx – came first in the Bocuse d’Or.
Tamas Szel, Hungarian candidate, comes to check on competitors before competing tomorrow at home! pic.twitter.com/PTgkMvb8jS— Bocuse d'Or Official (@Bocusedor) May 10, 2016
The managing director of Onyx, Katalin Pintér, told Euronews that being recognised by the Michelin Guide is good for kitchen and customers alike: “After your business is awarded a star, you pay more attention to the quality of ingredients, you become more demanding, you use pricier ingredients, you can send your colleagues to get better training, and so they gain, and all this can be reflected in the price of the menu.”
Onyx got its Michelin star in 2011 and chefs from the restaurant won a place at the Bocuse d’Or final in France two years later and again this year.